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Software Developer in Genomic Analysis Bruce ACT University of Canberra Bruce ACT

Software Developer In Genomic Analysis Bruce ACT

2021-01-21 04:27:49
Software Developer in Genomic Analysis Bruce ACT
Job no: 494903
Work type: Professional
Location: Bruce
Categories: IT

The University of Canberra is a young university with fierce ambition. The university works with government, business and industry locally and internationally, challenging the status quo through the pursuit of better ways to teach, learn and research, serving our communities and the nation. Our continued success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university in the nation and the world (QS, 2019).

We are currently seeking R language programmer to develop software in wildlife genomics.

The fields of ecology, landscape genetics, population genetics and conservation biology have been revolutionised in recent years by the growing availability of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) population genomic datasets. The Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra, the Australian National University and Diversity Arrays Technology... Pty Ltd have been awarded $1.2 Mio from the ACT Government within their Priority Investment Program. The funded project aims to develop a future-proofed Big Data Analysis Platform (EcoKDDart) in the areas of biodiversity and biosecurity.

In close cooperation with the associated partners we aim to create a platform that allows to store and analyse genomic data sets from often non-model animal and plant species. The platform aims to integrate well with existing databases of important metadata such as Atlas of living Australia. In addition, the platform will allow the long-term storage of genomic data sets and aims to promote collaboration between end-users by providing an overview of existing data sets. To analyse the data sets academics of the University of Canberra have developed an R package (dartR). This package has grown in popularity as it aims to allow non-specialists to interrogate the data in multiple ways. The applicant is expected to support the development of dartR and support the integration of its functions to be available within EcoKDDart platform.

We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to assist with the consolidation and development of this package so that it can continue to deliver cutting edge capability to the scientific community. You will be based in Canberra and work at the University of Canberra.

The successful applicant will be expected to take on duties drawn from the following, depending on their capabilities and experience.
• Work as part of a team to lead the development of new code for the dartR package to meet user demand for additional features.
• Maintain existing code in the dartR package, attending to bugs and refinements as identified by users or in testing.
• Liaise and communicate with major project partners within the PIP project to integrate dartR functions into an analysis framework.
• Contribute to workshops on the application of dartR in population genetics, landscape genetics and/or conservation.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

The University of Canberra is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume and a short cover letter demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the .

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Professor Bernd Gruber on 02 6206 3804 or via email [email protected]

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email [email protected]

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 17 January 2021

Advertised: 04 Jan 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 17 Jan 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
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Software Developer in Genomic Analysis Bruce ACT University of Canberra Bruce ACT
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